About Milt Shook

A writer with 40 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

It’s Time to Punish the Toddler-in-Chief

Have you really considered just how horrible the Trump/GOP government has been over the last two years? Consider this: It’s been more than nine months since it was discovered that the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy created thousands of … Continue reading

The Time to Vet Candidates is BEFORE the Election, Reporters

Have you heard what’s happening in Virginia lately? The political leadership of the state is melting down. All because the press apparently failed to do its job before these bozos were elected. Of course, the national news media has been … Continue reading

The State of the Union Will Be Pathetic

Of all people to be giving a speech about the State of the Union, Donald J. Trump is the last person who is qualified. He has no idea about the state of this union. Think about it; if you were … Continue reading

Hillary is “Polarizing”? Why Do White Liberals Believe Nonsense?

It’s as if some people on the left have to prove that they are just as insipid as those on the right. This weekend, one of them – someone I considered to be fairly intelligent until recently – decided to … Continue reading

Repost: Proof That the GOP Can’t Govern

As I have pointed out repeatedly, the difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties has never been more stark. The Democratic ideology is about helping as many people as possible, whereas the Republican ideology is all about low taxes and … Continue reading

The Inanity of “Both Sides” Politics

A funny thing happened during the “60 Minutes” interview with Howard Schultz Sunday evening; he proved that he’s not qualified to run for president. He proved that when he claimed that neither major party was serving the American people. This … Continue reading

The Danger Posed by Howard Schultz

As I was watching Howard Schultz on 60 Minutes last night, I couldn’t help but think about how so many people with the best of intentions just do not understand how politics works. And those with the largest egos inevitably … Continue reading

“Real Progressives:” Don’t Undermine Dems

Every time someone announces their run for the Democratic presidential nomination, a whole host of so-called “progressives” pops up on social media to tear them down. Every single candidate. And every single one who does that will, in the same … Continue reading

What We Can Do About the Senate

Please stop writing off the Senate on every bill, as if nothing is winnable. We the people are in the process of taking back our government from the current anti-American Republican Party and, if we’re being honest, the Russian government … Continue reading

The Inane Quest for Political Perfection: The Stans

It’s a simple fact that no one is perfect, under any circumstances. And I can’t think of anyone to whom that applies more than a politician. Any politician. Yes, that includes our beloved Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And it sure as shit … Continue reading

Donny’s New Slogan

The propaganda never stops… Donald Trump has a new slogan: BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2019 Yes, that’s right. After the clear success of “Make America Great Again,” as emblazoned on red … Continue reading

The “Real Progressive” Joke

Earlier this week, I was attacked by some self-righteous (white) “progressive” who told me I wasn’t a “real progressive” because I refused to accept their candidate for president in 2020. (As something of a relief, this time it wasn’t Bernie. … Continue reading

Why Wait? Impeach Trump Now

I am with all those who dream mightily of the day when the Mueller Report is complete and law enforcement officers arrive at the White House to drag the entire Trump family off to jail. In our most fervent dreams, … Continue reading

The Squeeze

The “conventional wisdom” is that Republicans always march in lockstep on absolutely everything. Therefore, because that is true, it’s always possible to know what they will do on every issue. What you need to know, however, is that “conventional wisdom” … Continue reading

Welcome to the Real World: The Racism of the GOP

Let me just say this… If you are surprised that today’s Republicans are racist, you really haven’t been paying attention. Over the weekend, the reliably racist Rep. Steve King of Iowa asked the following question of a New York Times … Continue reading